Solved Any way to use blank CD-R discs as blank Music CD-R discs?

August 5, 2013 at 11:52:03
Specs: Windows 7, AMD Athlon X2
Hi, I have a stockpile of data discs. Is there any way to format these into music cds? I have an individual cd burning unit that hooks up to a turntable and it will only accept a music cd. It would be nice if there were some way to use some of these data cds.
Thanks in advance!

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August 5, 2013 at 16:01:43
Stand-alone CD burners are different than CD burners used in PCs. The stand-alone looks for a special code that's included on the music CD but NOT on the data CD. In other words, if you must burn music using the stand-alone, you must use music CDs.

From the Verbatim website: "CD-R Audio or CD-R Music discs are for use with standalone recorders that hook up to your stereo, and the extra cost is a royalty to songwriters for the privilege of copying their CDs. These recorders check the blank CD's "Disc Application Code." If the blank is marked with the "for music" Application Code, recording is allowed. If not, recording is disabled. Computer-based recorders don't care about the "for music" code, so these more expensive blanks are unnecessary for use on a computer based recorder."

http://www.verbatim.com.au/en_AU/su...

EDIT: looks like OtheHill beat me to it. Different sites but same basic info.

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#1
August 5, 2013 at 12:14:57
If they are CD-R and they have data on them there is no way of using them for anything else. If they are blank disks then there is no reason why you cant use them as music CDs.

You don't need to format them, the formatting is done by the burning software on the fly as it is the burning software that determines whether it ends up as a data disk or a music disk. Music will be formatted in the CDA format.

Formatting as a separate function only applies when using packet writing software and that usually means data as it allows the CD to be used like any other storage medium and needs a CD-RW disk.

I don't understand what you mean when you say the turntable with only accepts a music CD. A blank CD is a blank CD and that is all it is until something is written to it.

Stuart


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August 5, 2013 at 12:33:07
The discs I have are all blanks. The stand alone cd burner will not accept a data disc. It says 'data disc not accepted'. I have only been able to use music blanks in it. I have about 600 blank cd-r discs and I mostly use dvds in my computer. So I was hoping to get some use from these discs.

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August 5, 2013 at 15:51:16
What is the model of the stand alone burner?

There is no difference in CDR disks marked for music or data that I know of. Are the disks 650MB or 700 MB capacity?

BTW, you can also use MP3 files in some players. I use those in my car CD player.

So, are you trying to burn CDR directly from Vinyl?

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Learn something new every day. See the link below.

http://www.maxell-usa.com/index.asp...

Stoogin, use a computer to make the CDRs and you should be able to use the disks you have.


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August 5, 2013 at 16:01:43
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Stand-alone CD burners are different than CD burners used in PCs. The stand-alone looks for a special code that's included on the music CD but NOT on the data CD. In other words, if you must burn music using the stand-alone, you must use music CDs.

From the Verbatim website: "CD-R Audio or CD-R Music discs are for use with standalone recorders that hook up to your stereo, and the extra cost is a royalty to songwriters for the privilege of copying their CDs. These recorders check the blank CD's "Disc Application Code." If the blank is marked with the "for music" Application Code, recording is allowed. If not, recording is disabled. Computer-based recorders don't care about the "for music" code, so these more expensive blanks are unnecessary for use on a computer based recorder."

http://www.verbatim.com.au/en_AU/su...

EDIT: looks like OtheHill beat me to it. Different sites but same basic info.

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August 8, 2013 at 17:51:27
I have an older Sony burner. I knew there was something about the music blanks but I wasn't sure (until now (thanks folks)) what it was. Someone on an old blog said you can format the disc from some program (didn't mention what program) and it would add the needed info. ?????? I have no idea. The blog was from 2008. I thought maybe someone out there had some idea. I just hate to ditch all these discs....lol

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August 9, 2013 at 03:58:53
You may not need to ditch the disks. You are typing on a PC right now. Use that PC to burn your music disks.

Post the full model of the stand alone so we can determine what type of files it will play. Your model may or may not allow you to play CDR disks that were recorded on a computer.


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August 9, 2013 at 08:39:25
"Someone on an old blog said you can format the disc from some program (didn't mention what program) and it would add the needed info."

That info was incorrect. As soon as you do any formatting of a blank CD-R, you have ruined it as far as it becoming a music CD.


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